So as Brightrock announced in their WftO blog, Steam will be adding support for more currencies, expected later this year.
I’m mostly interested in Eastern European regional prices (namely, Ukraine and Poland), but I guess I’m not the only one wondering about how it’ll be.
Just to take a look at the current state:
In a nutshell, many EE countries that have no special “regional” price applied to them use “CIS” settings (stupid, I know, most of them aren’t even in CIS, but that’s how Steam does things).
Meaning, when in Russia Stonehearth costs less than 8$ in Ukraine and Poland it costs 25$ (not sure about Poland but I guarantee in UA it is exactly that). Needless to say, since Russia and Ukraine are roughly equivalent in terms of salaries USD-wise, it makes a huge difference.
All and all, it doesn’t concern me directly (bought the game a long time ago) but I guess it does matter to other potential buyers in these new regions with new currency.
As far as I know, regional prices are assigned by developers and publishers (post by Brightrock Games strongly suggests that). So I wonder if Radiant is going to react to the news accordingly.
Whom should I tag?